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“Great Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Sushi Deli

Ocean Sushi Deli
250 Keawe St, Ste C, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2853
808-961-6625
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Ranked #36 of 205 restaurants in Hilo
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Papaaloa, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I could eat here all the time. Delicious! Great variety of menu options and friendly service. Daily specials also available. Check it out!

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hoover, Alabama
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Needs a facelift”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I've had better sushi in Missouri. Being this close to the sea should make it easier to serve better sushi than you can get in St. Louis. Very plain restaurant and could use a cleaning as well as a remodel.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A sushi legend! I miss it already.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Everything I had heard was true: incredibly cheap, incredibly fast and incredibly tasty. I got the Hilo roll and Big Island roll and they both made me downright emotional. (My companion got simpler rolls and was less impressed, FWIW.)

Though the restaurant was clean and comfortable, the atmosphere was dive-y -- almost bleak -- but that seemed to be part of its charm. It didn't hurt my enjoyment of the sushi at all.

The nearby shops and waterfront make an excellent place to walk off any overstuffing.

If you go to Hilo and have any interest in Japanese food, you must visit Ocean Sushi. I wish I had had room for more!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“GREAT SUSHI; DELICIOUS JAPANESE FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I just returned from Japan and went to Ocean Sushi Deli for my "Japan fix". The bento box was really delicious. And the different specialty sushi rolls that they make are so tasty! Good value for what you get.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Quantity over quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

If your looking for cheap hand rolled sushi...this is the place to go. Fast sushi fix.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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